About FOP

Friends Of Parkside (FOP) 5000 Conner

P O Box 13168 Detroit, Michigan 48213

Ph313.822.0311 Fax 313.822.9343

The Friends of Parkside (FOP) is a 501 ( C ) ( 3), not-for profit, community-based organization located on Detroit’s east side in Parkside Homes, a public housing complex. FOP was incorporated in March of 1991. FOP has up to a 15-member board of Directors consisting of Parkside residents, and representatives from community-based organizations, agencies, and institutions.

Friends Of Parkside Mission/Approach/Philosophy

FOP is dedicated to the betterment of the Parkside Community. It is committed to working with all residents, organizations, institutions, and businesses on Detroit’s east side. FOP approach is to provide information and action forums for residents of Parkside Homes and their surrounding neighbors so that together they can begin to address those issues that adversely affect their lives.  FOP believes that whatever happens in or around Parkside Homes affects each of us, and that by working together residents can change things for the better.

Friends Of Parkside Goals

  • A healthy, drug-free, and safe Parkside Community, especially for pregnant women, infants, and youth.
  • An informed and knowledgeable community willing to work together to address issues that threatens the quality of life in the Parkside Community.
  • Gainful employment, businesses, and personal growth opportunities in the Parkside Community.
  • Families and individuals committed to improving the community.

The Community Friends Of Parkside Serves

Friends of Parkside is willing to work with all residents, organizations, institutions, and businesses on Detroit’s east side to achieve its mission and goals. FOP primary focus area is the Parkside Community, which is bounded by Ford Freeway (I-94) on the north, East Forest on the south St. Jean on the west,  and Alter Road on the east.

FOP Programs & Projects (Partial list)

-Bright Futures Youth Program (BFYP)
-Parkside Academic Sports Teams project (PAST)
-Parkside Computer Learning Center
-Parkside Connected!
-Monthly Food Distribution
-Annual Dear Santa/Gift Day Project

For more info, please call 313.822.0311 or info@friendsofparkside.org

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